The CUPRA Born is the brand’s first all-electric performance hatchback (there’s an obvious similarity with the Volkswagen ID.3… and it’s built on the Volkswagen MEB platform).
There will be an entry-level model with a 45kWh battery and a power output of 150PS. There will also be two models with a 58kWh battery – one with 204PS, and one with ‘e-Boost’ and 231PS. Finally, there will be a top of the range e-Boost model with a larger 77kWh battery and 231PS. The CUPRA Born will be available with three trim levels: V1, V2 and V3.
Prices will start at £33,735 for V1 trim on 204PS models with the 58kWh battery – the first to be available, with first deliveries expected around March 2022. The V2 model will cost £34,190, and the V3 £37,375. The lower-priced model with the 45kWh battery and 150PS is due to open for order in the first quarter of 2022. The 58kWh 231PS (170kW) e-Boost and 77kWh 231PS (170kW) e-Boost models will be available later in 2022, with pricing yet to be announced.
The Born 58kWh 204PS offers an estimated WLTP electric range of 263 miles, and, with 310Nm of torque, it accelerates from 0-31mph in 2.9 seconds, with 0-62mph taking 7.3 seconds.
The 45kWh 150PS powertrain will be available only in V1 trim. All three trim levels will be available with the 58kWh 204PS model.
Charging the 58kWh battery from 0-100% takes 6 hours 15 minutes using an 11kW AC wall charger. A 5-80% charge using a 120kW DC rapid charger can be done in as little as 35 minutes.
There will be an augmented reality head-up display for V2 and V3 trims, showing key driving information on the windscreen. A range of options are available including three different alloy wheel designs (one 19-inch and two 20-inch options), Dynamic Chassis Control, a heat pump and a panoramic sunroof.
Six paint colours will be available: Vapor Grey, metallic Glacial White, Geyser Silver, Quasar Grey, Rayleigh Red and premium metallic Aurora Blue.
The Born is the brand’s first all-electric car, and the second model available exclusively as a CUPRA, following the launch of the Formentor coupe SUV in 2020.
The Born will be joined by the electric SUV, Tavascan, in 2024, and by the small urban electric car, based on the UrbanRebel concept, in 2025.